Government imposes Sharia law in Hiiraan region
Beledweyene (alshahid)—Somali government administration in Beledweyne town in Hiiraan region in central Somalia has imposed Islamic Sharia in the region, official said on Saturday.
Sheik Aden Abdisalan, a government official in Beldweyen town said the administration took a decision of imposing Islamic Sharia in Hiiraan region after a meeting they held in the town.
The Islamic orders from the government administration include the women in the region to take veil and to close all business centers in Beledweyen at the time of prayers.
Somali government has taken control of Beledweyne from Islamist rebels recently. Sheik Aden said the people in the region have taken a negative idea from the government when they heard that the government soldiers took control of the town.
“People thought that the government would stop the practicing of the Islamic Sharia in the town,” said Sheik Aden Abdisalan.
He added that the government administration would take appropriate steps of anyone who defy the orders of the government administration.
The new orders from government administration in the town seem that the government is diverting the support of the people from the Islamist Insurgents in Hiiraan region.